The objective of the project “Opportunities and challenges faced with emerging technologies in the Australian vegetable industry” is to provide a broad review of the technologies that are influencing the competitiveness of the Australian vegetable industry. This report is the third of five analyses to be developed in 2009-10 and reviews emerging technologies for product quality and safety. Some key findings of this analysis were: An estimate of the economic loss due to spoilage that was developed, assuming that the rates of annual waste in Australian vegetable supply chain range from 2 to 23%; this report investigated 16 emerging technologies to evaluate quality, including computer imaging, multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, acoustic impulse response, electronic nose and biosensors; and it also reviewed 14 emerging technologies to extend the quality of fresh vegetables.